Grant Applicants
National Conservation Assessment Program

The Notice of Funding Opportunity (Grant Program Guidelines) for the current fiscal year is now available:

Access FY 2015 Notice of Funding Opportunity Online

Deadline: September 01, 2015
Grant Amount: $50,000-500,000 annually for first year; up to $800,000 for subsequent years*
Grant Period: Up to three years
Cost Share Requirement: In order to receive a National Conservation Assessment Program award, you must provide funds from non-federal sources in an amount that is equal to or greater than the amount of the request.
Program Overview:

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is releasing this special Notice of Funding Opportunity to support a cooperative agreement to develop, test, and implement an affordable and accessible conservation assessment program for small and midsize museums to help them care for their collections. 

IMLS anticipates awarding a three-year cooperative agreement, although funding will be obligated annually with additional amounts subject to the availability of funds, IMLS discretion, and notification to the cooperator. The cooperator will be expected to provide or perform a field-wide needs assessment to inform this work, followed by a pilot of programming to test and evaluate the program before full-scale implementation.


Museums that fulfill the eligibility criteria for museums may apply. Public or private nonprofit agencies, organizations, or associations that engage in activities designed to advance museums and the museum profession may also apply. In addition, institutions of higher education, including public and non-profit universities, are eligible.


Program Contacts:

Christopher J. Reich
Senior Advisor

Connie Bodner
Supervisory Grants Management Specialist


* Subject to the availability of funds and IMLS discretion.

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